4th BIS Annual Conference: Past and Future of Central Bank Cooperation

27-29 June 2005, Basel, Switzerland

The proceedings of this conference were published in February 2006.

Note: The papers presented at this conference have been published as BIS Working Papers. See BIS Papers No 27 for further information.
19.15 Keynote dinner address: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
former member of the Executive Board, ECB

Tuesday, 28 June

09.00   Opening remarks (William White, BIS)
  Chairman: Herman Baron Van Der Wee, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
09.15 Session 1: Central bank cooperation and the BIS: An insider's perspective
Claudio Borio, BIS and Gianni Toniolo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Duke University & CEPR
(See Borio and Toniolo's accompanying slides)
  Discussants: Marc Flandreau, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris
Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego
11.15 Session 2: Almost a century of central bank cooperation
Richard Cooper, Harvard University
  Discussants: Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley
Albrecht Ritschl, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  Chairman: Harold James, Princeton University
14.00 Session 3: Architects of stability? International cooperation among financial supervisors
Ethan Kapstein, INSEAD
(See Kapstein's accompanying slides)
  Discussants: Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics
Peter Praet, National Bank of Belgium
(Read Praet's observations, Goodhart's comments)
16.00 Session 4: The future of central bank cooperation
Beth Simmons, Harvard University
(See Simmons' accompanying slides)
  Discussants: Michael Bordo, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Edwin Truman, Institute for International Economics, Washington DC
17.30 End  

Wednesday, 29 June

  Chairman: Paul De Grauwe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
09.00 Session 5: Central banks, governments and the European monetary unification process
Alexandre Lamfalussy
  Discussants: Peter Kenen, Princeton University
Yung Chul Park, University of Korea
11.00 Policy panel discussion: Reflections on the future of central bank cooperation
  Chairman: Malcolm D Knight, BIS.
  Participants: Andrew Crockett, J P Morgan Chase,
Jacques de Larosière, Paribas
Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Volcker, International Accounting Standards Committee
Yutaka Yamaguchi, former Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
12.30 End of Conference